Intaba Ridge - Edition 7

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Sheer driving Pleasure Inspired by Nature

Meet the hoskins family

Local Schools

epworth school AND ST. charles college

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From The Developer


Sheer Driving Pleasure Inspired by Nature

An update from our wonderful developer, Brendan Falkson, on the latest happenings in the Estate.


Residents enjoyed Sundowners with Jackie Cameron, hosted by BMW Supertech at Intaba Ridge Estate


BMW Supertech Joins Intaba Ridge


Meet The Family


Local Schools

Discover sheer driving pleasure with BMW's ultra-luxurious SUV's

Get to know the beautiful, blended Hoskins family of 6!

Discover the local schools available to your children.


Contact information Should you require any information regarding the estate, please contact any of the following persons:

Estate Manager


Gavin Sibbald | (033) 940 0362

(087) 195 0701 or

Estate Admin

Advertising Sales & Marketing

Estate Gatehouse

Estate Finance


Office Number | 032 946 0357 Fax | 086 605 0098 WEBSITE | Office contact details | Suite 104, San Hall Office Park,

Laurin Jansen van Rensburg | (033) 940 0368

Lorinda Scott FabMags Publications CC |

iN - HOUSE JOURNALIST Priyanka Govender

Kamal | (084) 306 1414 or Mike Acutt |

Kirsty Close, Ballito, KZN While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents FABMAGS cannot be held responsible for any omission or errors, or for any misfortune, injury or damages that may arise there from. FabMags is a privately owned and funded company.

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From the Developer We are extremely grateful for the late summer rains that filled up our dams as it really made the Estate look magnificent. It was obviously also a welcome relief to the whole province, and by the time you read this, it will be Spring and hopefully the first summer rains will have fallen! It has been a busy year for us so far, with the rights application for our phase 2 progressing well. We have started with site layouts for the Lifestyle Retirement Village. The architects for this are Sagnelli, in partnership with Michael Douglas. Michael has worked on many well-known KZN retirement developments including Le Domaine, Somerset Valley and Forest Village at Brettenwood, so I am extremely

excited to see what inspirational ideas he can bring to Intaba Ridge from these very successful developments.

Cameron has once again provided us with another mouth-watering recipe from her highly successful range of cook books.

In June, we hosted a memorable event with BMW Supertech and their VIP guests. Once again Jackie Cameron’s School of Food & Wine did the catering while BMW showcased their new X-range of SUV’s. These truly awesome cars were right at home on a beautiful Intaba Ridge afternoon, with guests enjoying sundowners and spectacular food into the early evening. There is really something special about viewing an Intaba Ridge sunset from the luxurious interior of a brand-new BMW X5! See our main feature inside for more on this spectacular event. For those aspiring chefs, Jackie

Finally, the Estate is developing rapidly with some truly special homes being built. So why don’t you contact our sales team to arrange a site visit to discover what makes Intaba Ridge such a special place. Isn’t it time you experienced designer living, inspired by bushlodge luxury?

Brendan Falkson Director of Sign Power Investments, the developer of Intaba Ridge Secure Eco - Estate

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Stacey Cowden, from Black & Wright, perfectly captured “gamelodge luxury” with her inspired interior bedroom designs.

Aerial view of the very first houses built in Intaba Ridge.


ntaba Ridge and BMW Supertech joined forces to host an unforgettable event for a select group of VIP guests. The Intaba Ridge marketing team are always looking for new and interesting ways to get people to experience the beauty of the Estate first hand, whilst the BMW team are also interested in showcasing their magnificent vehicles in environments or events that would be memorable to their discerning clientele.

The event started at 3 pm, and guests were treated to non-alcoholic cocktails and game-lodge inspired snacks upon arrival. One favourite among the crowd was the array of non-alcoholic Gin & Tonics! As usual, Jackie and her students out-did themselves with the food, serving:

There was therefore a great opportunity to bring together the ethos’ and brand values of BMW Supertech and Intaba Ridge in a joint event. Following the success of Intaba Ridge’s previous food and wine pairing event with Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine, it was also an easy decision to get Jackie and her students to cater the event, hence “Sundowners with Jackie Cameron, hosted by BMW Supertech, at Intaba Ridge Estate” was born.

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Butter chicken phyllo Tullip with Tomato Samble Exotic Tomato and Goat’s Cheese Homemade Puff Tarts Onion, Corn and Cumin on Gourmet Greek Cumin Gouda topped Bringal Croute Baby Spinach, Smashed Avocado, Broccoli and Bak Choi Blini Homemade Prawn-filled mini Yorkshire Pudding with Mustard Mayonnaise Shredded Lamb with Tzatziki, Roasted Tomato, Dukkah on Savoury Waffles

While some guests were tasting these delicious morsels, others were being shown around the magnificent Intaba Ridge showhouse. The rooms had been specially decorated for the event by Stacey Cowden, of Black & Wright. Stacey really managed to capture the essence of, designer living inspired by bush-lodge luxury, in the designs for each of the four rooms. Then it was time for the main event, as guests were given the opportunity to choose the test drive vehicle in which they would be driven around in through the Estate - in either the brand new BMW X1, X3 or X5. These ultra-luxurious SUV’s were the ideal way to enjoy the magnificent views from Intaba Ridge while enjoying some game-spotting on the way. The brand-new X5, with all its bells and whistles was a firm favourite.

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Oribi spotted grazing in a resident’s yard.

The guests were all excited to compare which different animals were seen on their trips. In total Blesbok, Impala, Zebra and Reedbuck were all spotted. Unfortunately, the Wildebeest and Oribi both remained elusive and manged to evade all the vehicles. Once all the guests had made their way back to the show-house, they were again treated to some spectacular desserts by Jackie and her students. Theses decadent treats were served with teas and coffees: • • • •

Chocolate Gelee topped Profiteroles filled with Chantilly Crème Malva Pudding Slice with Candied Orange and Marmalade Belgium Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Ganache and fresh Berries Fresh Granadilla and Ginger topped Granadilla Cheesecake with Ginger Biscuit base

As the sun began to set, Brendan Falkson from Intaba Ridge provided some interesting facts about Intaba Ridge Estate, including the fact that the Estate is located on 285 ha and is the least dense residential secure Estate in KZN. Even after the development of the second phase retirement development, there will be less than 1 house per hectare and 85% of the property will remain as conservation land.

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Brendan confirmed that he was happy that around 80% of phase 1 was sold-out and hoped to be able to launch phase 2, early next year. Yusuf Moolla from BMW then thanked all the guests for coming and raffled off 3 special gifts. A hamper of two of Jackie Cameron’s most popular recipe books was the prize. And to top it off, Jackie herself wrote a personal message to each of the lucky winners in their special books.

More about Jackie Cameron and her books… Midlands born and raised, and schooled at St Johns DSG, Jackie’s heart is in KwaZulu-Natal where, from 2002 until 2014, she filled the position of head chef at a local five-star boutique hotel. “Jackie Cameron Cooks at Home” hit the shelves in May 2013 and in July the same year it achieved second-highestcookbook-sold-in-the-country status, as voted by Exclusive Books. At the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards it won Best Woman Chef Book in South Africa. Her second book, “Baking with Jackie Cameron”, published by Struik Lifestyle, was received with as much enthusiasm at a sell-out launch in August 2016 and the 2017 Gourmand Awards jury announced that the book was judged national winner in the pastry category. It went on to achieve third place in the world – in a contest considered the Oscars of the food industry.

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car feature

BMW Supertech Joins Intaba Ridge BMW Super tech is a crowd-pleaser at the latest Intaba Ridge event

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wning a dream home and accompanying it with the perfect vehicle is the epitome of prestige and elegance. To be more specific, we are talking about a dream home at the stunning Intaba Ridge Secure Eco Estate in Pietermaritzburg, accompanied by the perfect vehicle, a BMW from a dealership that excels in customer care and experience: BMW Supertech Pietermaritzburg. Supertech recently teamed up with Intaba Ridge, as well as the phenomenal celebrity chef Jackie Cameron, in hosting an open house day. Selected guests were treated to delicious eats, enjoyed viewing the beautiful homes and experienced the Secure Eco Estate by means of a scenic tour in a range of premium BMW’s. With an abundance of wildlife, vast open areas and a keen focus on eco-friendliness, Intaba Ridge can be regarded as a hidden gem in the Midlands. Driving guests in a premium BMW convoy through the Game Estate was a treat, as a range of buck and Zebra were spotted. In the distance, a herd of Giraffe made their way into the thick bushes as the sun set majestically behind the mountainous backdrop. Supertech Group Managing Director, Ubaid Tayob, said it was a wonderful partnership between the Supertech Pietermartizburg dealership and Intaba Ridge. “Both the Estate and Supertech share a

vision of offering a premium, world-class, experience to customers and it was a pleasure linking up and giving guests a wonderful time.” One of the highlights of the BMW convoy was the all new BMW X5, which had guests asking for extended drives and more information. The new BMW X5 has indeed changed the landscape of the Premium SUV market in South Africa. Launched in late 2018, the 4th generation BMW X5, has already made waves in the industry as an SUV built for a premium experience. From phenomenal technology such as gesture control, off-road capability and hot/cold ‘thermo’ cup holder functionality, to the latest in innovation with the ‘Hey BMW’ feature, allowing the driver to talk and instruct the vehicle vocally, the vehicle is indeed a leader in its segment. From a design element, the new BMW X5 is beautifully crafted with new elements such as the large kidney grille, resulting in the overall look being muscular, but also elegant. From negotiating the concrete jungle and ramping the odd curb, to traversing through the open off-road, the new BMW X5 is a treat to drive. It is indeed a fitting vehicle for Intaba Ridge, a vehicle that will easily travel on the tar roads as well as hit the off-road parts of the Estate in search of wildlife. The large cabin with the latest in technology, namely the Live Cockpit Professional system, complete with touch digital screens and appealing visuals, will leave the driver and passengers smiling for miles. Other features include gesture control, voice

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car feature control, a touch sensitive steering wheel and a 20 GB hard-drive based multimedia system complete with USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity and wireless charging. As an optional extra, the Crafted Clarity glass interior elements adds that extra touch of elegance. Keeping the family in mind, the BMW X5 has the convenient split tailgate, which can be operated hands-free, and a large boot which is ideal for long-distance travelling or those school and sports bags daily. The lower tailgate has built security into the frame of the vehicle and can act as a seat for small kids during the onloading and offloading process. If 5 seats are not enough, the BMW X5 can be fitted, as an option extra, with a 3rd-row seating, which can seat two children comfortably. The great aspect of the BMW X5 is that the cabin and exterior can be tailored to the heart’s content and sitting with the professional and friendly Supertech Pietermaritzburg staff to spec the BMW X5 is all that’s needed to build the dream car. Mr Tayob said that the new BMW X5 was a game changer in the Premium SUV segment and the Group has already delivered a high number of units. He added that customers enjoyed the exceptional service from the Supertech staff during the vehicle

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purchase process. “Our dealerships are not just selling a car, we provide an experience, and our customers enjoy the best of treatment from walking in, through to the building process, finance and eventually, delivery. Our relationship does not end there and we ensure that each customer becomes part of the Supertech family for many years to come.” The new X5 has been launched in the X5 30d and X5M 50d models and through BMW Financial offers, these vehicles are priced well with great assistance on deals. The BMW Supertech Group is the largest BMW Group in South Africa, with 6 BMW dealerships, 3 Approved Repair Centres and 2 Supertech Select Used dealerships in KwaZuluNatal and the Eastern Cape. Visit Supertech Pietermaritzburg to book a test drive or visit www. for more information on how to get in touch with your Supertech dealership. To enquire on the stunning homes at the Intaba Ridge Secure Eco Estate or to arrange a site tour, visit Watch the video recap of a memorable open house day with Supertech by scanning the QR code on the right.


Seen at Intaba Ridge‌ Residents recently enjoyed an evening of gourmet meals, luxury SUV's and state-of-


the-art interior design! BMW Supertech joined forces with Intaba Ridge Estate and Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine in order to bring residents this glamorous event. From Belgium chocolate brownies to test driving premium SUV’s, guests thoroughly enjoyed this Intaba Ridge Eco-Estate event.

the people

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1. Jessica Moodley & Janeesha Perumal 2. The BMX X3 3. Ryan Middleton, Sharryn Middleton, Rhonda & Brad White 4. Mr Mncwabe



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meet the

Hoskins family Words ANGELA HOSKINS

In this edition, we meet the beautiful, blended Hoskins family of 6! Angela and Cedric are a happily married couple, and proud parents to Kayla, Aldane, Caitlyn and Bryce. From cycling to fishing at the dam, we loved getting to know more about the Hoskins family! 14 Intaba ridge magazine

meet the family

We decided to move due to the fact that Cedric’s daily commute wasn't an ideal situation, what with the late hours and time spent travelling each day. So instead, we swopped the travelling around and I had my turn to travel.


edric and I met over 20 years ago while I was supposed to be taking care of his company's marketing portfolio....hahaha... We began dating after about 2 years and now we have officially been together for 19 years. We are a "blended" family with 4 kids: Kayla is a beautician in Ballito, Aldane is currently studying towards his degree

in Bachelor of Social Science, Geography and Environmental Management at UKZN, Caitlyn is in matric at Maritzburg Christian School and Bryce is in Grade 4 at St Charles College. We initially lived in Durban, however Cedric worked in Pietermaritzburg and has to commute daily. I worked in Pinetown as a Sales and Marketing Manager, but after about 2 years we decided to move to Pietermaritzburg.

We rented a house in Chase Valley for a year before buying a house in Scottsville where we have lived ever since. After about 7 years of driving to Pinetown daily, we decided that I would resign and work in the family business so that I could have enough flexibility to be involved in the kids’ schooling as they were still very young and I felt that I was missing out on a lot of their formative years. Eventually, I resigned and the plan was that Cedric would be my boss (or so he thought LOL!) We have been working together now for 10 years and it's been the best decision I've ever made! We own a company called Cool Power, which specialises in automotive air conditioning. Cedric is one of the original members of the business, and he has been involved since it was established in 1994. I have been with the company for the last 10 years. We looked at Intaba over 10 years ago, but at that stage there weren't many houses on the Estate so we kept it in our sights and looked at other Estates locally.

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meet the family

It is a beautiful and homely Estate that offers everything one can wish for

Rim Flow pool overlooking Intaba’s Spurwing Dam

However, nothing suited us and our lifestyle quite like this one! The Estate has grown tremendously over the last 5 years, and about 3 years ago we made the decision to buy a stand and build our dream home. Having gone through the whole process of getting the plan designed, approved and ready to start building, we decided to rather buy a ready built house. I had had my eye on this house from when it was still being built. I absolutely loved the location, design, practicality and versatility of this house. I don't know if Brendan knows this, but I was in that house trying to steal ideas from the beginning! The only problem was the big beautiful dam.....that we couldn't steal, so we had to buy the house! We have now bought this beautiful house and we are so excited to make it our home.

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We haven't moved in yet, but we are at the Estate just about every other weekend, not only to pop into our new house, but to visit our close friends who live here. Both of us love cycling, and this is often one of our preferred cycling routes. We love the peacefulness of this place as it is a distance away from the hustle and bustle of the city! With a variety of animals, cycling routes, the opportunity to fish at the dam and the safe and secure lifestyle offered to families with kids, Intaba is the ideal Estate for us.




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6km from PMB Girl’s High 6km from Hayfields mall 7km from Maritzburg College 7.5km from Epworth 8.5km from St. Johns 8.5km from St. Charles

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10km from Wykeham 10km from Merchiston 10km from Cordwalles 5km from PMB Airport 9.5km from PMB Golf Course 11km from Midlands Mall

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Quiche Lorraine Words Jackie Cameron

This bacon, onion and cheese tart is always a favourite. I like to use a rich shortcrust pastry (pâté brisée) flavoured with cheese to give it an extra dimension. The bacon amount can be substituted for smoked chicken, and for those vegetarians - this can be substituted with any vegetable of choice.

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Makes: 2 quiches

Cheese pâté brisée ingredients 250 g cake flour 50 g Cheddar cheese, grated 15 g icing sugar 150 g chilled salted butter, cut into cubes 1 egg yolk 60 ml iced water Bacon and cheese filling 350 g streaky bacon, chopped 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 15 ml finely chopped fresh thyme or rosemary 6 whole eggs 350 ml cream 250 ml full-cream milk fine salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 200 g Cheddar cheese, grated.

Cheese pâté brisée Method 1. Mix together the flour, cheese and icing sugar. 2. Add the butter, working it in with your fingertips to resemble breadcrumbs. 3. Cut in the egg yolk and water and knead until it comes together. 4. Wrap the pastry in clingfilm and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to rest. 5. Roll out the pastry and line two 23 cm quiche tins or flan dishes. Prick the base of the pastry with a fork and place back into the fridge for a further 2 hours, or until cold and firm. 6. Remove the quiche bases from the fridge. Blind bake (see page 168) in a preheated oven at 200°C for 25–30 minutes, or until cooked. Set aside to cool.

Bacon and cheese filling 1. Sauté the bacon in a frying pan, until cooked. 2. Add the onion, garlic and herbs and cook until the onion is soft, but not brown. Set aside. 3. Whisk the eggs, cream and milk together, and add salt and pepper to taste. 4. Divide the bacon and onion mixture equally between the two quiche bases. 5. Pour over the egg mixture and top with grated cheese. 6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 45 minutes, or until the custard is set in the centre. Cool slightly, then carefully remove the quiches from the tins and serve.

Pâté brisée is the French term for shortcrust pastry (basic pie dough). Made without sugar (or with only a little sugar or icing sugar added), it is best for savoury tarts, quiches and pies. Pâté sucrée and pâté sablée are terms for sweet shortcrust pastry, most often used in sweet flans and tarts.

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local schools


n October, Epworth School, which caters for boys and girls from Grades RRR to 7, and girls only from Grades 8 to 12, will officially open a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre. Located centrally on the campus, in easy reach of both the Preparatory and the High Schools, this new building is a substantial investment in the continued growth of the Performing Arts and their role in connecting with the broader community. In addition to various classrooms and offices, the new centre includes a renovated and enlarged Haley Hall that

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will accommodate the annual theatrical productions. Adjacent to the Haley Hall is a magnificent doublevolume dance and drama studio with a sprung floor, which now houses the school’s three dance companies. Five Epworth marimba bands have found their home in a well-insulated percussion room, alongside which is a 100-metre square ensemble room that comfortably seats 100 people for chamber concerts as well as providing a raked rehearsal space for the choirs and the schools’ ensembles.

There is a further music studio on the upper level along with ten sizeable music rooms for teaching and instrumental practice. Every pupil in the pre-primary and primary section of the school is involved in cultural activities. Importantly, this includes a Grades 2 to 4 instrumental programme in which every pupil is taught to play the recorder, violin and clarinet. The most recent development at Epworth is the introduction of piano lessons in the pre-primary grades. There are numerous opportunities for cultural involvement in the High School, including participation in one of three dance companies, the marimba bands, a jazz band, string ensemble, and two choirs. All pupils may audition for the annual theatrical productions. Music and Dramatic Arts are offered as subjects up to Grade 12 level, along with Visual Art. An inspiring new Visual Art studio, which will benefit all High School pupils, forms part of the next phase of cultural development at the school.

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l0cal schools


ituated in Pietermaritzburg on a 35-hectare campus, we are a Christian boys school which offers international education for boys from Grade 000 to Grade 12. CHRISTIAN ETHOS St Charles College is a nondenominational Christian School. We acknowledge God in all we do and are committed to the growth of the boys of the College through example in hard work and discipline. Our hope is that what the boys learn at our College will be an education for life so that in society they will defend what is right, support what is just, and strive to respect the dignity of others. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE For nearly two decades, St Charles College has been offering the International

Cambridge Curriculum with exceptional results. To complement our internationally acclaimed Cambridge Curriculum, technical applications such as welding and woodwork form part of a practical learning syllabus offered, with the aim to broaden learning options and empower students with a competitive technical skillset. PRE-SCHOOL TO SENIOR SCHOOL A thriving Pre-Primary school from Grade 000 where little boys have FUN with learning and where they experience campus life with access to all the facilities of the school. Friendships are cultivated at an early age and boyhood development is enriched alongside the formal learning programme as they progress together through the Junior and Senior Schools.

TEAM SPORTS PHILOSOPHY Focusing on team sport and full participation, we aim to preserve the educational value of sport. Coupled with our sporting philosophy, our 35-hectare campus boasts a newly built water-based hockey astro with floodlights, an indoor sports centre, a blue chip ranked cricket oval and a range of sports fields and courts. BOARDING (GRADE 4 - 12) We offer weekly and termly boarding, with modern accommodation for each grade in separate boarding houses. For all boarders, boarding represents an opportunity to cultivate life-long friendships, develop independence and make the most of all school programmes.

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Sheer Driving Pleasure


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